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    Use of the possessive

    Hi, what is the difference between these sentences:

    The IBM engineer.
    The IBM's engineer.

    Let me show you the product features.
    Let me show you the product's features.

    Is using the possessive wrong in these cases? Why?

    Thank you

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    Re: Use of the possessive

    In the first duo, the possessive is incorrect.

    In the second set, either could be correct.

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    Re: Use of the possessive

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In the first duo, the possessive is incorrect.

    In the second set, either could be correct.
    But how do I know when to use it then?

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    Re: Use of the possessive

    All I can say is read and practice.

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    Re: Use of the possessive

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    All I can say is read and practice.
    So cruel and so true .

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    Re: Use of the possessive

    Sorry about that.

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